Friday, February 06, 2009

New PoD Available

A new issue of Bill Shoemaker's excellent web zine Point of Departure has hit the web:
"Jazz needs a playoff system more than college football. What we have now makes the perplexing algorithmic BCS look like the Council of Trent. The allure of playoffs in sports is that is an all or nothing proposition: Win or go home. What you’ve accomplished to date is merely fodder for the announcers. Sure, there’s the “on any given day” proviso; but that’s just a basis to argue for a rematch. There’s something conclusive, if only temporarily, about two persons – be they boxers, rappers or trumpeters – testing their strengths and resources, one against the other. It produces a triumphant clarity that cannot be achieved through any other means."
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